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Simms ‘Best of Show’ at IFTD

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Simms Pro Dry Jacket - Star of IFTD 2011 WINNER: the Pro Dry GORE-TEX jacket from Simms.

 Simms was the star of the show at IFTD – taking the prestigious Best of Show with its celebrated Pro Dry GORE-TEX jacket, bib and pants.

The Bozeman, Montana, company also scooped Best Outerwear for the product at the New Orleans showpiece which next year will take place in Reno, Nevada.

The awards also saw Sage win two awards – Best Fly Rod (Freshwater) and Best Fly Rod (Saltwater) – for the One, which also enjoyed success at EFTTEX in Amsterdam in June.

The full list of award winners are:

  • Best of Show – Simms Pro Dry GORE-TEX jacket, bib and pants
  • Best Outerwear – Simms Pro Dry GORE-TEX jacket, bib and pants
  • Fly Rods (Freshwater) – Sage ONE
  • Fly Rods (Saltwater) – Sage ONE
  • Fly Reel, Freshwater – Hardy Ultralight fly reel
  • Fly Reel (Saltwater) – Nautilus NV Monster
  • Fly Lines (Freshwater) – Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Trout Stalker
  • Fly Lines (Saltwater) – Airflo Ridge Floating Clear Tip Tropical line
  • Eyewear – Smith Chief with Techlight TLT lenses
  • Wading Gear – Simms Freestone Stockingfoot waders
  • Women’s-Specific Product – Redington Women’s Sonic-Pro Waders
  • Youth-Specific Product – CasTarget by The School of Fly Fishing
  • Eco-Friendly Product – Korkers Metalhead Wading Boot with Svelte 2 soles\
  • General Apparel – Buff Bug Slinger Series UV
  • Fly Pattern (Freshwater) – Jay Zimmerman’s Texas Ringworm
  • Fly Pattern (Saltwater) – Fish Skull Crafty Deceiver
  • Fly Tying Material – Fish Skull Sculpin Helmet
  • Fly Box/Storage System – Montana Fly Company MFC Waterproof Boat Box
  • Book – Fifty More Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, by Chris Santella (Angler’s Book Supply)
  • DVD – Musky Country Zero 2 Here, by Robert Thompson (Angler’s Book Supply)
  • Gift Item – Montana Fly Company MFC iPad Folder
  • Luggage – Fishpond Bumpy Road Cargo Duffel
  • Accessory – Loon Outdoors Nip & Sip
  • Chest Pack/Vest – Rising Flask Pack 
  • Personal Watercraft – Water Master ‘Kodiak Loaded Package
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